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Uptown Rehabilitation Center
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is a "for-profit" center providing services to residents of Albuquerque and Bernalillo County, New Mexico. The 134-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
7900 Constitution Avenue NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110
Uptown Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Uptown Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-stay care, IV (intravenous) therapy, respite care, hospice, wound care, dementia and memory care, colostomy care, and restorative services involving physical, speech and occupational therapies.
Financial Penalties and Violations
Both the federal government and the state of New Mexico have the legal responsibility to levy monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare if a nursing home has violated established rules and regulations that harm or could have harmed residents.
This nursing home received five complaints and self-reported one serious issue over the last thirty-six months that resulted in violation citations. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the New Mexico Aging and Long-Term Services Website.
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Albuquerque New Mexico Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To ensure families are fully informed of the level of care every nursing home provides, the state of New Mexico and Medicare.com routinely update their long-term care home database systems with info on violations, citations, and deficiencies.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of two out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Immediately Notify the Resident’s Doctor or Family Member of a Change in the Resident’s Condition – citation #F157 date August 31, 2017
The state investigators determined “the facility failed to notify the Physician of changes in a resident’s status [involving a resident] reviewed for neglect when they failed to notify the Physician that [the resident] had complained of abdominal pain and burning with urination.”
The deficient practice resulted in the resident “being hospitalized the next month [preventing] the Physician from assessing and treating [the resident timely] and possibly preventing [the resident] from being hospitalized.”
Documentation shows that the resident’s power of attorney/daughter “stated that she had complained [to several nurses] who were taking care of her mother that her mother complained to her in Spanish that she was having abdominal pain and burning with urination. The daughter stated that she had documented the time that she had visited her mother to indicate when she had talked with the nursing staff about her mother’s complaint of burning with urination.”
The daughter revealed that she visited her mother on June 14, 2017, [and talked with a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)].” On June 21, 2017, (seven days later) the daughter once again visited her mother “in the evening [stating that] she talked with someone to have the nurse check [her mother] for UTI [urinary tract infection].”
Four days later, on June 25, 2017, the daughter visited her mother again, and her mother had “complained of a burning sensation while urinating. The daughter said that she asked the staff to let the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) know.” The following day on June 26, 2017, the daughter stated that her mother said that “she could not pee.”
On July 19, 2017, the resident “was found to be unresponsive in the nursing facility. The nursing home “called the daughter, and the daughter conveyed that she wanted her mother to be taken to the emergency room. In the ER, the Physician told her daughter that her mother was severely dehydrated and that the urinary tract infection became septic (a severe infection inside the body) because it was not taking care of [promptly].”
The daughter spoke to the facility’s Physician at the nursing home about her mother’s complaints of a burning sensation during urination. The Physician “informed the daughter that this was the ‘first time I have heard about this.’” The daughter placed her mother in hospice care after being released from the hospital.
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